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Rule 54 War risks
The Association shall not cover liabilities, losses, costs or expenses (irrespective of whether a contributory cause of the same being incurred was any neglect on the part of the Member or his servants or agents) when the loss or damage, injury, illness or death or other accident in respect of which such liabilities arise or such losses, costs or expenses are incurred was caused by:
a) war, civil war, revolution, rebellion, insurrection or civil strife arising therefrom, or any hostile act by or against a belligerent power, or any act of terrorism (provided that, in the event of any dispute as to whether or not, for the purpose of this paragraph (a), an act constitutes an act of terrorism, the Association shall in its absolute discretion determine that dispute and the Association's decision shall be final);
b) capture, seizure, arrest, restraint or detainment, (barratry and piracy excepted), and the consequences thereof or any attempt thereat;
c) mines, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, shells, explosives, or other similar weapons of war, provided always that this exclusion shall not apply to the use of such weapons, whether as a result of government order or with the agreement of the Association, where the reason for such use is the mitigation of liability, cost or expenses which would otherwise fall within the cover given by the Association.
Note: Additional cover in respect of war risks is available pursuant to Rule 2.1(b) - see Appendix II.